No mass action, please

In a previous post, I mentioned the ongoing Jacob Zuma saga. The threat by local ANC branches to picket procedings is serious enough that KZN Judge President Vuka Tshabalala has called on the ANC not to inimidate the courts. The most worrying thing for the long-term future of this place, as I’ve said before, is that his supporters seem to have no concern about whether he is guilty or not.

The same paper also reports:

* The new Moses Mabhida stadium is going to cost R200-million more than expected but should still meet the October 2009 deadline. Work is about to start on the stadium precinct.

* The sad fact that 30% of South Africa’s municipal councillors are illiterate. Some can’t speak English and, therefore, follow the procedings in council meetings. More than two thirds don’t understand their roles, responsibilities or local government legislation. These figures are a horrific indictment of our education system and the apartheid regime which spawned it. The report concludes that adult education must become a priority for municpalities and I suppose that might help.


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